Pikachu dancing memes are going viral and it's so wholesome
9 May 2019, 20:43
Ryan Reynolds trolled Pokémon Detective Pikachu fans this week with a video of dancing Pikachu and the memes are honestly great.
The highly anticipated Pokémon Detective Pikachu film hits theatres this week and, along with it, comes the truly wholesome Pikachu dancing meme.
As it turns out, Pikachu has some wicked dance moves and the internet can't seem to get enough of everyone's favourite Pokémon detective.
Ryan Reynolds shared the original Pikachu dancing video on Twitter.
Ryan Reynolds, who voices Pikachu in the film, trolled fans this week when he quote tweeted a post that claimed to be a link to the "full" Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie.
In actuality, the link took fans to o a 1 hour and 42 minute long YouTube video of Pikachu dancing in the style of iconic 80s workout videos.
Fans obviously loved the dancing detective Pikachu video. As of Thursday afternoon, the video has been viewed over 11 million times.
Soon, people realised that the video of Pikachu dancing went with pretty much everything.
"September" by Earth, Wind, & Fire? Check.
"Sucker" by The Jonas Brothers? Check.
The Avengers theme song? Check.
Pikachu dancing to avengers theme song pic.twitter.com/Kst2Dmv2pR— I Have Nothing To Prove To You (@brielarsonhqs) May 9, 2019
Of course dancing Pikachu went with Panic! at the Disco as well.
Let's Kill Tonight - Panic! At the Disco pic.twitter.com/b7AH0kYCm1— Pikachu Dances to Anything (@dailypikadance) May 9, 2019
There was also a startling discovery made about the Pikachu video and an old Key & Peele workout sketch.
Detective Pikachu recreated my favorite Key & Peele sketch and my jaw is on the floor pic.twitter.com/1OKjz9Urgq— 🏳️🌈Lulu🏳️🌈💐🍔⚡💪 (@luulubuu) May 8, 2019
Taaaaaaake oooooon meeeee.
I hate that this is the music I hear when I see pikachu dancing pic.twitter.com/sZYQ3Zq9An— KAYCEE @ TCAF. Now with CHAOTIC ENERGY (@zigstripes) May 8, 2019
To be fair, everything goes with "Africa" by Toto.
It soon became apparent that dancing Pikachu goes with a lot of 80s songs.
The clip of Detective Pikachu dancing can literally go well with any 80's pop song and I love it. pic.twitter.com/XgUPYRKIPr— Rikiwi (@dejaboo67) May 8, 2019
And who could forget "Old Town Road"?
#1 Old Town Road - Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus pic.twitter.com/m3m0QSEWlv— detective pikachu dancing to (@dpikachudancing) May 8, 2019
People have noted that the dancing Pikachu meme is the perfect marketing move ahead of the film's release and we're inclined to agree.